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Zika virus: history of a newly emerging arbovirus.
Lancet Infect Dis 2016; 16(7):e119-e126LI

Abstract

Zika virus was originally identified in a sentinel rhesus monkey in the Zika Forest of Uganda in 1947. The virus is a member of the family Flaviviridae, genus Flavivirus, and is transmitted to humans by Aedes species mosquitoes. The first report of Zika virus outside Africa and Asia was in 2007 when the virus was associated with a small outbreak in Yap State, part of the Federated States of Micronesia. Since then, Zika virus infections have been reported around the world, including in southeast Asia; French Polynesia and other islands in the Pacific Ocean; and parts of South, Central, and North America. Symptomatic infection in human beings normally results in a mild and self-limiting febrile disease, although recent reports have suggested a possible association with more serious sequelae such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, and microcephaly in newborn infants of mothers infected with Zika virus during pregnancy. In this Review, we summarise the history of Zika virus from its first detection to its current worldwide distribution.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Mahidol University, Salaya, Nakhon Pathom 73170, Thailand.Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Mahidol University, Salaya, Nakhon Pathom 73170, Thailand; Center for Emerging and Neglected Infectious Diseases, Mahidol University, Salaya, Nakhon Pathom 73170, Thailand. Electronic address: duncan.smi@mahidol.ac.th.

Pub Type(s)

Historical Article
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27282424

Citation

Wikan, Nitwara, and Duncan R. Smith. "Zika Virus: History of a Newly Emerging Arbovirus." The Lancet. Infectious Diseases, vol. 16, no. 7, 2016, pp. e119-e126.
Wikan N, Smith DR. Zika virus: history of a newly emerging arbovirus. Lancet Infect Dis. 2016;16(7):e119-e126.
Wikan, N., & Smith, D. R. (2016). Zika virus: history of a newly emerging arbovirus. The Lancet. Infectious Diseases, 16(7), pp. e119-e126. doi:10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30010-X.
Wikan N, Smith DR. Zika Virus: History of a Newly Emerging Arbovirus. Lancet Infect Dis. 2016;16(7):e119-e126. PubMed PMID: 27282424.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Zika virus: history of a newly emerging arbovirus. AU - Wikan,Nitwara, AU - Smith,Duncan R, Y1 - 2016/06/06/ PY - 2016/01/29/received PY - 2016/03/17/revised PY - 2016/03/22/accepted PY - 2016/6/11/entrez PY - 2016/6/11/pubmed PY - 2017/6/6/medline SP - e119 EP - e126 JF - The Lancet. Infectious diseases JO - Lancet Infect Dis VL - 16 IS - 7 N2 - Zika virus was originally identified in a sentinel rhesus monkey in the Zika Forest of Uganda in 1947. The virus is a member of the family Flaviviridae, genus Flavivirus, and is transmitted to humans by Aedes species mosquitoes. The first report of Zika virus outside Africa and Asia was in 2007 when the virus was associated with a small outbreak in Yap State, part of the Federated States of Micronesia. Since then, Zika virus infections have been reported around the world, including in southeast Asia; French Polynesia and other islands in the Pacific Ocean; and parts of South, Central, and North America. Symptomatic infection in human beings normally results in a mild and self-limiting febrile disease, although recent reports have suggested a possible association with more serious sequelae such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, and microcephaly in newborn infants of mothers infected with Zika virus during pregnancy. In this Review, we summarise the history of Zika virus from its first detection to its current worldwide distribution. SN - 1474-4457 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27282424/Zika_virus:_history_of_a_newly_emerging_arbovirus_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1473-3099(16)30010-X DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -